Lawyer in Southern Metropolitan Daily Case now to Focus on Other Detainee

September 2, 2004

The Lawyer for the recently freed editor of the Southern Metropolitan Daily will now focus his efforts on winning an appeal by executive Yu Huafeng, currently serving 8 years in the same case. Zhang Xingshui attributes Cheng Yizhong's release to a procuratorial finding of insufficient evidence prompted by intervention of a "higher official."